In his memoir Writing My Wrongs , Shaka Senghor chronicles child abuse, violence, depression, and life in the streets as a drug dealer, which led him to a murder conviction and behind bars. His 19-year sentence, seven of which was spent in solitary confinement, would fuel his passion for education and motivated him to become an agent in the reform of America’s industrial prison complex. Writing My Wrongs is a story about self-liberation, and a first-account narrative about the horrors of the prison system.
Senghor, a writer, activist, and New York Times bestseller, will be in conversation with Grammy-nominated artist, songwriter and producer, and activist John Forté. Few understand second chances better than John Forté. He was the quintessential rising star before landing himself in a federal penitentiary. Forté was one of only eleven commutations granted by President Bush. A book signing will follow.
Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30PM
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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library,
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037, www.schomburgcenter.org